Originally created 03/02/00

Backs Alan Keyes for GOP nominee



The concept of choosing a candidate for the presidency is actually a simple process. Besides carefully investigating the candidate's background, the voter needs to ask one question: Will this candidate: "... faithfully execute the office of the president of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

That being said, there is only one candidate out there who has intimate knowledge of this document at the highest academic level. There is only one candidate whose proposed policies are all in faithful accordance with the wishes of our Founding Fathers. ... That candidate is Alan Keyes.

What about the others? Texas Gov. George W. Bush's "fast-track" foreign policy proposal, where he suggests that if he becomes president he will by-pass Congress in making treaties with other countries, is a direct violation of Article II, Section 2 of our Constitution (which requires two-thirds consent by the Senate). Arizona Sen. John McCain's campaign finance reform rhetoric, which attacks lobbyists, directly violates "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances" (the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights).

Democrat Bill Bradley's pro-abortion stance violates the Preamble which says that the Constitution was devised in order to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." Al Gore's attacks on the Second-Amendment is an attack on our right to keep and bear arms, which, regardless of our love or hate for weapons, is still in the Constitution. ...

I implore those leaning to vote for Mr. Keyes and those of you who may vote for someone else out of misguided, media-driven fear or political strategy: Vote your conscience. Vote for Mr. Keyes. ...

Eric Marcano, Augusta